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John Patrick Ryan

About me

I became an attorney because I believe passionately in the Constitution of this great country.  If you are charged with a crime then you have rights.  Period.  


People died for those rights.  I'm a Navy veteran myself, and I didn't spend all that time on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf to live in a country where the DA just steamrolls all over American citizens.  


Your rights mean nothing if you don't exercise them.  I say stand on your rights.


It's never easy, but there's one thing I know for sure is that you gotta fight and fight hard.  I know how to manage criminal cases.  I know how to pick them apart way before we even get to court.  And when we do go to trial there are few better than me.  


I handle all criminal cases, including domestic violence, DUIs, drug cases, murder, robbery, you name it.  I also handle domestic violence restraining orders, contempt of court proceedings, and so forth.


I hope you never have to call me, but if you do, I'll have your back all the way.






Languages spoken: Spanish, Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    8 years, 500 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    8 years, 200 cases
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Peter John Marek

    I endorse John without reservation. 20 years of practicing law is what we refer to as very experienced. As a veteran of our country and a veteran of the public defenders office his contributions to our citizens are immense. Knowledge of criminal law and procedure is excellent as is evident from his pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor if you are in or near Visalia and seek a consultation with him. KUDOS


    Peter Marek Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Robert Martens

    I endorse this lawyer. He will fight for you!!


    Christopher Martens Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of John Patrick Ryan

220 S Mooney Blvd
Suite A
Visalia, CA, 93291


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Fulbright-HaysUnited States1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of John Patrick Ryan2010 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderTulare County Public Defender2008 - 2010
Of CounselMagisters2007 - 2008
General CounselNestle Russia2001 - 2005
Of CounselRussin & Vecchi1996 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Tulare County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Possession of MethThe judge granted the motion and dismissed the case. The DA then refiled, and I set for another preliminary hearing and motion to suppress. Again, the judge granted the motion and dismissed the case.
Not Guilty of DUINot guilty.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawUS TaxLL.M - Master of Laws2004
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Middlebury CollegeRussianMA - Masters1987
University of WisconsinRussianBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Plekhanov InstituteAmerican Legal System2006